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Here is a fantastic album with Willis Jackson and Jack McDuff and various rhythm section personal (recordings from 1959/60/61).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoPqVBsgRE0

Tracks:
[01] 0:00:00 - Gil's Pills
[02] 0:04:04 - Angel Eyes
[03] 0:08:45 - Three Little Words
[04] 0:13:45 - Glad'a See Ya' <==
[05] 0:17:55 - Medley: September Song - Easy Living - Deep Purple
[06] 0:25:31 - Dancing on the Ceiling
[07] 0:30:56 - It Might as Well Be Spring
[08] 0:37:51 - This'll Get to Ya
[09] 0:48:02 - Tu'gether <==
[10] 0:55:09 - Jambalaya <==
[11] 0:59:69 - Backtrack [Twistin' Train]
[12] 1:02:04 - Without a Song
[13] 1:05:12 - Snake Crawl <==

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Together_Again!_(Willis_Jackson_and_Jack_McDuff_album)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Together_Again,_Again

I marked some of my favourits with <==, but almost all tracks are for sure worth listening too.

Don't forget to check out track 09 (Tu'gether): a wonderful example of 7 minutes of fully inspired tenor Blues playing with a completely dedicated rhythm section (being fully Togehter and swinging and 'not in the way' of the soloist).

Enjoy! :)
 

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GATOR!!!!!!!!!

One of my all-time favorites. Such a great album. His version of Sorrento, is what got me hooked on him.

Forever a fan.
 

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GATOR!!!!!!!!!

One of my all-time favorites. Such a great album. His version of Sorrento, is what got me hooked on him.

Forever a fan.
Here another all time fan Mark. :)

I have above album for a long time, but did run it again last weeks in the car. My lady doesn't like Jazz too much, but she really likes track 9 (Tu'gether). Last week she said about it: 'Wow, that guy plays like the sax is an extension of his body, it sounds so easy and natural what he does'.

I find it a pity that a lot of players nowadays look down on this kind of playing. I think that most don't really understand how difficult it is to sound and swing like that, or maybe they are just into more technical and less soulful kind of playing styles.
 

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I hear you! When I go to jam sessions, many of the youngsters seem to be playing a lot of chromatic stuff and moving riffs and patterns in different keys, and I always feel like there is so much missing. I’m just thankful to have been brought up with this type of Jazz instead. So much heart and soul.
To each his own as they say, but this is right up my alley.


Listen to it all!

 

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I played with Jack for a while when I lived in NYC. I play nothing like this but he didn’t seem to care.
I love this stuff.
 

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Hi bro!
That is so cool! I had no idea you played with him.
One of my all-time favorites, for sure.
 

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@Mark - Thanks for the Sorrento clip. It's the best number from the first (more relaxed) recordings Gator and Jack made together (it also passed often in my car the last weeks).

@Whaler - Wow, that must have been a great experience. McDuff is for me one of the best ever on the Hammond, always swinging and bluesy.
 

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I still love the organ thing. I have a nice organ-drum-sax trio with a weekly gig. Young man who plays the organ really well and our drummer played with a lot of people including Joe Henderson and Stan Getz
We do a nice variety of music.
McDuff went through a lot of young guys back then.
 

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I still love the organ thing. I have a nice organ-drum-sax trio with a weekly gig. Young man who plays the organ really well and our drummer played with a lot of people including Joe Henderson and Stan Getz
We do a nice variety of music.
McDuff went through a lot of young guys back then.
That sounds like a fun group to work with.

I also love the tenor/organ stuff a lot, but didn't play much myself in that setting. We have in Holland Carlo de Wijs, who is one of Europe’s top Hammond organists. I played a few times with him in a local jam-session, very inspiring. He is nowadays a lot into using new technology combined with old Hammond B3 stuff (see his website mentioned below).

Some more information about Carlo de Wijs:
- YouTube clip (not with me, so it's good!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6GRJJCj5yo
- Personal website: http://carlodewijs.com/
 
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